The Best of 2018 Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like  

Elise Hennigan
7.7k votes 775 voters 7.9k views 70 items

List Rules Only individual singers (no bands) who have released a new album in the past three years

Do you ever listen to your favorite singers and wish you could sound like that? Maybe you drive in your car, turn the music so loud you can't hear your own voice, and tell yourself that you sound exactly like Adele while you're singing along. Or maybe you lip sync to the latest Drake while you're on a run and convince yourself that you're just as good as the child star turned rapper. It sounds silly, but we've all been there. Who doesn't, on occasion, entertain a fantasy in which they're as talented as their favorite musicians? 

Okay, you probably aren't going to sound like the singers with the best voices. If you sounded like Alicia Keyes or Sam Smith, you'd probably have an agent already. But some of the best current singers - like Bjork, Kendrick Lamar, or Devendra Banhart - don't even technically have great voices. They are just unique and memorable, which makes sounding like them feel like a less undoable feat. You could be unique and memorable too, right? 

Who are the singers you wish you could sound like? If you could pick any current singer and switch singing voices with them for a day, who would it be? Vote up your favorites and add anyone that you don't see on the list below. And if you like this game, go over and vote on the rock stars or hip hop artists you wish you could sound like too.

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208 120
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Adele Southern soul, Neo soul, Rock music

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229 152
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Grace VanderWaal Pop, Indie pop

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75 37
Eminem is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Matt1345 added Eminem Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

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127 97
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P!nk Hip hop music, Synthpunk, Pop punk

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145 119
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Ed Sheeran Hip hop music, Indie, Pop music

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114 107
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Rihanna Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

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129 132
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Bruno Mars Alternative hip hop, Pop music, Rock music

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97 93
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Alicia Keys Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul

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123 126
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Ariana Grande Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Pop rock

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100 107
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Beyoncé Knowles Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Pop music

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92 98
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Sia Furler Pop music, Trip hop, Dance-pop

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91 104
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Sam Smith Pop music, Dance-pop, House music

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64 73
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Kendrick Lamar Hip hop music, Political hip hop, West Coast hip hop

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86 106
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Kelly Clarkson Adult contemporary music, Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul

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73 88
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Demi Lovato Indie pop, Blues-rock, Synthpop

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72 90
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Lady Gaga Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

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67 84
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The Weeknd Indie pop, Downtempo, Dubstep

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70 89
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Shakira Urban contemporary, Merengue music, Synthpop

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64 87
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Justin Timberlake Hip hop music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

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81 116
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55 78
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Adam Levine Pop music, Neo soul, Rock music

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48 71
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Ellie Goulding Indie pop, Dubstep, Synthpop

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18 22
Jessie J is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
1526502938655 added Jessie J Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop

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39 57
Amy Lee is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
PattyBernard added Amy Lee Alternative rock, Alternative metal

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49 74
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Lana Del Rey Hip hop music, Indie pop, Alternative hip hop

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6 3
Shawn Mendes is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
h_marxna added Shawn Mendes Contemporary R&B

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61 96
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Selena Gomez Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music

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56 88
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Miley Cyrus Adult contemporary music, Bubblegum pop, Synthpop

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54 85
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Katy Perry Christian music, Synthpop, Rock music

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69 111
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38 60
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SZA Alternative R&B, Neo soul, R&B

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77 129
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Taylor Swift Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

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17 25
Hayley Williams is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
doodlecakes4 added Hayley Williams Pop punk, Pop music, Emo

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45 74
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Lorde Indie pop, Synthpop, Pop music

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Adam Lambert is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Adam Lambert Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

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Halsey is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Halsey Electropop, Synthpop

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Courtney Barnett is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Courtney Barnett Indie rock, Alternative rock, Grunge

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0 0
Hozier is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Hozier Indie pop, Soul music, Blues

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50 104
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Drake Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Pop music

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35 77
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Florence Welch Indie pop, Neo soul, Alternative rock

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8 24
Robbie Williams is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
juliejune added Robbie Williams Hip hop music, Swing music, Rock music

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53 125
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Justin Bieber Pop music, Teen pop, Contemporary R&B

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23 62
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Frank Ocean Alternative hip hop, Neo soul, Contemporary R&B

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4 18
Chris Young is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
GarryDuncan added Chris Young Country

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14 46
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carlybobarly added Janelle Monae Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Future soul

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13 50
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Björk Electronic dance music, Jazz, Tribal house

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12 48
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Jack White Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music

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15 58
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J. Cole

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21 81
Chris Brown is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
AllyCastle added Chris Brown Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Pop music

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9 44
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PJ Harvey Punk blues, Grunge, Electronica